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What are the key cost drivers for microreactors?
Microreactors upend the traditional economics of nuclear power plants by shifting the paradigm from economies of scale (large reactors) to economies of multiple (mass production). While shrinking power output per unit may increase costs per kilowatt compared to large plants, offsetting gains can be expected from simplified and standardized designs, factory fabrication, inherent safety, lower radionuclide inventories, fast installation, and low financing costs. For instance, the lower power density in a microreactor core leads to a greatly reduced decay heat source, simplifying emergency cooling needs. These design aspects can lead to innovations including substantial simplifications to safety and control needs, minimized human operational requirements, a very compact balance of plant, the ability to fabricate almost every component in a factory, shortened construction time, and less daunting financing.
R. Boffy, J. Beaucour, F. J. Bermejo
Nuclear Technology | Volume 200 | Number 1 | October 2017 | Pages 54-65
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2017.1341780
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This paper describes the design, construction, and test of a setup able to make thermal neutron irradiation at grazing angles of incidence on a sample lying inside an isotropic high neutron flux. Such characteristics are deemed to be very interesting for the future research facilities that will provide intense neutron beams. Indeed, collimated beams can be found easily in neutron sources around the globe, but the new equipment enables use of a relatively intense flux that will allow fast testing of materials. The aim of this study is the understanding of the mechanical stability of structural materials used for the manufacturing of neutron guides such as borosilicate glasses. This new equipment proved the unstability of some of these glasses to thermal neutron irradiation when exposed above a given fluence.